San Diego is full of awe-inspiring views, from the ocean to the mountains to the bay––so whether you want to treat out-of-town guests to stunning vistas or you and the fam want to appreciate the beauty in your own backyard or find the perfect photo backdrop, we’ve got a sight for you. Click through our slideshow to feast your eyes on vantage points around the city that are nothing short of spectacular.

Torrey Pines Glider Port

A great way to impress family visiting from out-of-town is by taking them to watch the gliders soar off this seaside bluff. It's nothing short of spectacular. Head up around lunchtime, and grab a bite at the Cliff Hanger Cafe. Try the Turkey California sandwich. On weekends they (sometimes) grill hot dogs and hamburgers. They have snacks and drinks for half-pints. Whatever you choose to eat, the view is a real feast for the eyes.

Learn how to take your kids paragliding at Torrey Pines Gliderport here.

Torrey Pines Glider Port
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr.
La Jolla, Ca
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-Sunset

Cliff Hanger Cafe
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

photo: Nathan Rupert via Flickr

Where do you go for breathtaking views? Share with us in the comments below.

—Nikki Walsh

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